If you thought a career in sales translated into a life of selling shoes and knocking on doors, think again, advises Alexandra Cheney of the Wall Street Journal.
Sales jobs span nearly every industry, from agribusiness and pharmaceuticals, to telecommunications and property management.
For young professionals, a sales career path affords a broad overview of a business while allowing for specialization over time.
Success in the sales field requires a worker to thrive on competition, react quickly and resourcefully, and anticipate client needs.
It’s hard work, but it’s worth it: sales is one of the a high-paying professions, allows an individual to rise quickly through the ranks and often offers flexible hours.
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